Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar) issued the following statement in response to today’s announcement by Governor Brown and Legislative Democrats of emergency drought legislation:
“While it’s true that only Mother Nature can make it rain, reasonable minds can point to partisan political decision-making over the years which has led to missed opportunities to responsibly collect and store water. Now, California faces yet another crisis that will impede our ability to get more people back to work. The governor wants to spend $688 million but his only solution moving forward is to urge more conservation and that won’t put people back to work. Californians deserve a government that works for them. We need a real plan that increases storage for a growing state, and the foundation for that plan is the proposed water bond by Senator Anthony Cannella and Senator Andy Vidak.
“While our caucus is reviewing the governor’s proposal, I’m glad there is agreement on the need to capture as much water as possible, as well as for more …read more
Source: State Senator Bob Huff